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Students learn importance of service

Springfield Plains Elementary students spent the entire day on May 17 thinking about why they should help others and how they could. The students participated in 23 workshops and three assemblies, each showing the students the importance of service....more >>

Race raises awareness in Angels' Place

Angels' Place Race's newest event, the 10K run, was a big hit. "We had 77 runners in this 10K event," said Paul Maxwell. The 10K event was named in honor of the late Bruce Clifton, who was an integral part of the event the past three years....more >>
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Born August 28th
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
August 28th
in history
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.